Canada Council offers a new program for songwriters | New
HIGH POINT – The High Point Arts Council presents a new arts education program specially designed for songwriters with a variety of backgrounds to help them develop their art.
The Centennial Station Song Circle will meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Centennial Station Arts Center, 121 S. Centennial St. The first song circle will be held on October 5 at 7:00 p.m. and registration is not required.
The Song Circle will be led by Jack Gorham, a self-proclaimed “semi-pro musician” with experience in bands, choirs, executive circles and song, including his affiliation with the Nashville Songwriters Association.
“The purpose of singing circles is to provide an environment that fosters fellowship and networking,” says Gorham. “Whether your goal as a songwriter is to have works published and performed by other artists, to land concerts, or just to develop your skills as a songwriter, chances are you will someone with similar goals either in the circle. “
According to Gorham, performing a song for other songwriters can be a central part of the songwriting process. Singing circles are a group of attentive listeners who understand the process and can offer suggestions for improvement with constructive criticism of style, form, performance, word choice, and chord choice.